DUI Services News

DUI NEWS: SUMMER 2019

DUI NEWS: SUMMER 2019

1. DUI NEWS

Look for future editions of the DUI NEWS to come out quarterly.

2. LEVEL II FOUR PLUS UPDATES

  • Remember to check for a court case by choosing option 1when opening a new DRS. If an individual has already been evaluated by probation and recommended for Track F, that information should transfer over to the DRS.
  • Always check with supervising probation officers if an individual has been screened as having four or more impaired driving offenses.
  • Individuals can volunteer to engage in Four Plus prior to probation evaluation or court order as long as they agree to comply with the Four Plus program requirements. Then, if the individual is required to do a traditional Level II program, those treatment hours will count toward the Level II therapy hours.

3. DUI/DWAI BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES

In accordance with proposed DUI rule, OBH is creating a procedure that will allow DUI licensed providers to process individuals‚ requests for education and therapy credit done with non-DUI, or out-of-state providers.

  • DUI/DWAI licensed agencies shall consider, and are authorized to grant, Level I/Level II Education and Treatment credit for services an individual received at non-DUI or out-of-state treatment providers.
  • Services considered may include DUI-specific education/treatment and co-occurring disorder services provided by qualified mental health professionals.
  • The granting of credit may be full, partial, or none.
  • Any credit considered is subject to specified criteria including a current clinical assessment and adequate documentation.
  • Look for additional information to come out soon regarding this new process.

4. DUI CURRICULUM TRAINING 2019

Formal training is required for counselor's facilitating DUI services using one of these curricula:

  • Driving With Care (DWC) and Interlock Enhancement Counseling (IEC): Trainings are in the process of being scheduled. For more information contact cidre@comcast.net or 303.442.5780
  • Change Companies Impaired Driver Education and Therapy Program (IDEP):8/16/19 Denver - www.odysseycenter.com or 888.889.8866.
  • Prime For Life Update: There are not currently any Colorado trainings scheduled. For more information, visit www.primeforlife.org or call 800.922.9489.

5. LEVEL II EOP AND IOP

  • Level II EOP or IOP services should be provided FIRST, prior to Level II Education or Level II Therapy.
  • ALL EOP or IOP treatment hours are determined by the clinical assessment.
  • NO DUI Level II Education or DUI Therapy counts toward Level II EOP or IOP.
  • NO EOP or IOP hours count toward the Level II Therapy track hours.

6. DUI EDUCATION AND THERAPY SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  • An individual's discharge DRS cannot be withheld for ANY reason. OBH rule requires that providers give individuals a copy of their discharge DRS within 10 days of discharge.
  • Movies are not an acceptable part of ANY DUI education or therapy group.
  • A manualized curricula must be used and adhered to for DUI education and DUI therapy. Clients are required to get their own, complete copy of the participant workbook.

7. RESOURCES

  • A new SAMHSA publication just came out - "Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System". This report provides evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of adults in the justice system with mental illness, substance use disorders, or both. It discusses the importance of instrument selection for screening and assessment and provides detailed descriptions of recommended instruments.
DUI NEWS: APRIL & MAY 2019

1. SAVE THE DATE - 16th Annual Regional Impaired Driving (DUI) Treatment Training

This training is for treatment providers, probation officers, private probation, parole, community corrections and prevention organizations that work with the impaired driving population. These annual training sessions are designed to strengthen communication and working relationships, and improve the quality of care for the people we serve.

In collaboration with probation services and community corrections, this year's training will highlight the 40th Anniversary of the Alcohol & Drug Driving Safety Program (ADDS). Registration links will be coming out soon via email and posted on the TMS message board and the OBH DUI Services web page. Please SAVE THE DATE for one of the following dates/locations. ALL DUI agencies should plan to attend this annual event:

  • 5/23/19 - Loveland
  • 6/5/19 - Pueblo
  • 6/18/19 - Denver/Lakewood
  • 6/25/19 - Grand Junction

2. LEVEL II FOUR PLUS UPDATES

  • We still need more Four Plus providers, especially in rural parts of the state!
  • ALL DUI PROGRAMS need to screen their DUI admissions for number of offenses. If a client has had four or more impaired driving offenses, please check with referral sources to see if Four Plus treatment is required.
  • Just because a client has had four or more DUIs doesn't mean that Four Plus treatment will be required. CHECK WITH REFERRAL SOURCES.
  • DMV-only cases will not have a Four Plus requirement. Four Plus will only be required as a condition of court/probation.
  • A list of current Four Plus providers can be found on the OBH DUI Services page, under Service Agency Directories.

3.GRANTING LEVEL II CREDIT

  • Like other behavioral health clients, DUI clients must be assessed for clinical needs. When the clinical needs of clients cannot sufficiently be met by traditional DUI services, then agencies must connect the client with specialized treatment services within the agency or by referral to a community-based provider. Non-DUI treatment hours can potentially count toward Level II therapy as long as: it is supported by the DUI agency's clinical assessment, the non-DUI treatment is conducted by a qualified mental health professional, and there is sufficient documentation of treatment progress/collaboration/case management.
  • OBH-licensed DUI providers can make the determination of Level II equivalency for DUI education completed out of state and for DUI or other therapy conducted out of state, or by non-DUI providers.

4. DUI CURRICULUM TRAINING 2019

Formal training is required for counselor's facilitating DUI services using one of these curricula:

  • Driving With Care: 4/22-23 Golden, 6/4-5 Loveland. Additional trainings will not be held until Fall 2019. cidre@comcast.net or 303.442.5780
  • Interlock Enhancement Counseling (IEC) - ALL licensed DUI sites must have an IEC trained counselor:4/10 CO Springs, 5/3 Loveland. Additional trainings will not be held until Fall 2019. Contact cidre@comcast.net or 303.442.5780.
  • Change Companies Impaired Driver Education and Therapy Program (IDEP): 5/3 Denver - www.odysseycenter.com or 888.889.8866.
  • Prime For Life Update: Prevention Research Institute (PRI) is now offering Prime For Life 420, a marijuana-specific syllabus addition to its Prime For Life training. It is now available to already trained instructors for implementation. For more information, visit www.primeforlife.org or call 800.922.9489.

5. ADDITIONAL FREE TRAINING

These trainings sponsored by the Division of Probation services, in coordination with OBH, have been very popular. These are conducted by Anjali Nandi and fill up quickly, so register soon.

6. OBH TIPS

  • Level II EOP/IOP (Extended or Intensive Outpatient Programs). In accordance with Rule, when EOP/IOP is required, clients should complete this first, before Level II ed/therapy. If the client is already enrolled, then Level II ed/therapy should be suspended until the EOP/IOP is completed. EOP/IOP hours never include Level II ed/therapy.
  • Data Entry. Data must be entered within seven days of service or change in status. Entry into other data systems such as ReliaTrax does not change OBH's data entry requirements.
  • Discharge DRS's. These documents cannot be withheld from clients or referral sources for ANY reason and must be "validated" with any agency authorized staff signature.

7. RESOURCES

DUI NEWS: JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2019

1. FREE MATERIALS

As part of the statewide No DUI Colorado campaign designed to provide Coloradans with information on preventing impaired driving and explaining Colorado laws and administrative processes around impaired driving, we have made a number of free marketing materials available through our marketing catalog. These include: tri-fold cards, bookmarks, brochures, stickers, posters and note pads. Materials contain Blood Alcohol Content charts, the average cost of a DUI in Colorado, fast facts on marijuana laws and more. Click HERE to view the marketing catalog and place an order.

2. CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION

  • Know the OBH rules regarding minimum clinical documentation requirements. Section 21.190 includes details about minimum requirements for assessment, service planning and treatment notes.
  • Come into compliance or beef up your documentation by researching "treatment notes DAP" or "treatment plans SMART." There are many web-based resources to build your documentation skills.

3. LEVEL II FOUR PLUS UPDATE

  • PROBATION OFFICERS: If you are recommending Level II Four Plus, enter only " F" into the track field
  • AGENCIES: If a DUI admission is on their fourth or subsequent offense, check with probation to see if Level II Four Plus is required.

4. DUI CURRICULUM TRAINING 2019

Formal training is required for counselor's facilitating DUI services using one of these curricula.

5. 16TH ANNUAL REGIONAL IMPAIRED DRIVING (DUI) TREATMENT TRAINING

Planning is currently underway for the annual training which will be held in May/June 2019. This year will have an extra emphasis on the probation/treatment collaboration in honor of the 40th anniversary of the ADDS program (Alcohol and Drug Driving Safety Program). Look for a "save the date" to come out soon.

6. OTHER TRAINING 2019

The Division of Probation services, in coordination with OBH, is offering a training series by Anjali Nandi. These trainings will fill up quickly, so register soon.

7. FREE MATERIALS

On Nov. 2, 2018, the State Board of Human Services adopted four rule-making packets presented by OBH. The current OBH rules can always be found on the Colorado Secretary of State's website, Search for "2 CCR 502-1". As it relates to DUI services, the new rules include:

  • Elimination of the OBH requirement for clients to complete, and agencies to maintain, a copy of the DUI education pre/post test in the client chart.
  • In the Level II Enhanced Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient rules, the references to EOP/IOP therapy including no more than two hours of Level II therapy has been removed (EOP/IOP should come before traditional Level II ed/therapy and the hours DO NOT count toward the track hours. All EOP/IOP treatment must be clinically driven and be based on assessments.).
DUI NEWS: DECEMBER 2018

1. DECEMBER IS NATIONAL IMPAIRED DRIVING PREVENTION MONTH

  • Since 1981, every president of the United States has demonstrated their commitment to preventing impaired driving by proclaiming December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month (previously known as National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month).
  • Visit the U.S. Department of Transportation, Traffic Safety Marketing Division's webpage to download fact sheets or infographics in English and Spanish to help spread the word about prevention of impaired driving.

2. DUI CURRICULUM

  • All DUI Level I and Level II services require use of an evidence/research-based, manualized curriculum, specific to the population. Formal training is required when facilitating DUI services using one of these curricula. The only exception is Level II Four Plus, which does not require a curriculum.
  • Training in Interlock Enhancement Counseling (IEC) continues to be a requirement for ALL licensed DUI sites.
  • The DUI curriculum training calendar for the first half of 2019 will be released in January.

3. LEVEL II FOUR PLUS UPDATE

  • Level II Four Plus and Track F are the same thing. It is often abbreviated L2 4+.
  • All DUI programs should be screening their admissions to see if clients need L2 4+. If a client is on their fourth impaired driving conviction, it is very likely they will need L2 4+.
  • Only L2 4+ licensed agencies can treat clients referred to L2 4+/Track F. The L2 4+ agency can refer to non-DUI or non-L2 4+ providers if it is supported by their clinical assessment/service plan and they case manage those services and hours.
  • There is a current L2 4+ agency list on the OBH website DUI services page under Service Agency Directories.
  • L2 4+ is not just about completing a minimum number of hours or length of time, it is about successful completion of phases and competencies within each phase.

4. GROUP TIMES/MAKEUPS

Holiday and bad weather group cancellations are common this time of year. An entire group can move to a different day of the week as an alternative. Although education clients can attend a different group, therapy clients cannot (OBH rule 21.240.3, C).
DUI NEWS: OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2018

1. FREE LEGAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE for Substance Use Providers

OBH subscribes to the Legal Action Center's Action line, a service that offers phone-based consultation about the federal law and regulations protecting substance use disorder (SUD) patient confidentiality, which is known as 42 CFR Part 2. When a state subscribes, all SUD programs and government agencies in that state may call with questions. Call the Legal Action Center at 800.223.4044 anytime between 1 and 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday - Friday and ask to speak to the Attorney on Call.

2. DUI CURRICULUM TRAINING

Formal training is required when facilitating DUI services using one of these curricula.
  • Driving With Care: 11/5-11/6/18 Golden - cidre@comcast.net or 303-442-5780
  • Interlock Enhancement Counseling - ALL licensed DUI sites must have an IEC trained counselor:10/15/18 Lakewood, 12/7/18 CO Spgs - cidre@comcast.net or 303-442-5780
  • Change Companies IDEP: 10/29/18 - https://www.odysseycenter.com/ or 888-889-8866

3. LEVEL II FOUR PLUS UPDATE

  • The numbers. There are 99 sites licensed for L2 4 +, but we still need more, especially in rural Colorado. Don't hesitate to apply. There are currently 385 L2 4+ client admissions. We expect about 1,200 a year
  • The Phases/Competencies tool must be used with L2 4+ clients
  • TMS/DRS data entry. All L2 4+ hours go on the L2 4+ line
  • Level II Education/ Level II Therapy should not be a part of L2 4+ hours unless there is substantial clinical justification to support it
  • Best Practices. The L2 4+ additional areas of assessment and clinically driven services are considered best practices and can be used with all DUI clients, especially repeat offenders

4. AFFIDAVIT OF ENROLLMENT refresher

  • DMV does not determine the track of therapy, they only require Level II Education and Level II Therapy
  • The DUI agency determines the track based on the probation evaluator's recommendation, if available. Otherwise they will use the OBH Level I/Level II Placement Guidelines
  • ALL fields on the Affidavit of Enrollment (AOE) must be completed, the only exception is the PIN # which is the client's driver's license or ID number.
  • Check the Affidavit box in the clients' TMS/DRS record whenever an AOE is completed. The client MUST sign a release of information to DMV.
  • AOEs must be provided to clients upon request, or at latest, their next scheduled session
  • Don't forget to discharge AOE clients when they stop attending. DMV will not take any action on a client's driver's license unless there is a discharge DRS in TMS that shows the client has not completed their Level II.

5. GROUP TIMES/MAKEUPS

  • Clients can only get DUI credit for actual time in sessions. OBH rule (21.240.3, E) states "Hours of attendance shall only be granted for face-to-face contacts and shall not include administrative procedures or breaks", so time taking payments or for breaks does not count.
  • Clients must be assigned to a specific group and can only attend another group for makeup if it is education. OBH rule (21.240.3, C) states "Agencies shall assign individuals to a specific class, group or individual session throughout the treatment episode. Individuals attending DUI/DWAI education may make up sessions missed by attending other education sessions that cover the missed content. Make-up groups for DUI/DWAI therapy are not allowed." So clients cannot drop-in to groups that are convenient to them. And the assigned class/group must be entered into each client's TMS/DRS record.

6. RELEASES OF INFORMATION

In accordance with federal confidentiality law, releases completed for any court or probation department must include a specific name of the person to who information will be released.

7. LEVEL II EOP/IOP

  • Level II EOP/IOP should come first prior to Level II education or Level II therapy
  • If a client is required by the court/probation to complete EOP/IOP, then the agency must be licensed to provide this service. If the agency finds out after the client's admission, then the client should be referred to an EOP/IOP licensed agency
  • IOP is a minimum of 9 hours of treatment per week. EOP is a range of hours between 3 and 8 hours per week, the number of hours is determined by the agency's clinical assessment in collaboration with the PO
  • EOP/IOP should be IN ADDITION to any track requirement.
DUI NEWS: JULY & AUGUST 2018

Thanks for your patience while we took May and June off from the DUI news.

1. LEVEL II FOUR PLUS UPDATE

  • We are now one year into our new level of service for those individuals with four-plus DUIs
  • There are currently 230 L2 4-plusclients in treatment and 98 licensed L2 4-plussites.
  • We still need more L2 4-plusproviders, please don't hesitate to apply. There is a new document added to the Forum (see below) providing L2 4-pluslicensing guidance.
  • L2 4-plus RESOURCE: Web Portal &, Forum.

There is a new resource available on the www.noDUIcolorado.org website that is a secured content page for providers to access L2 4-plusrelated content as well as an interactive forum. To access this resource, go to the noDUIcolorado website, click on "3 - Resources", then under "community resources" click on "Level II Four Plus Treatment". If you are a provider, and would like to request access to the provider-only page, featuring available resources by county and a general forum for all providers, fill out the information requested on the page and click "send".

  • L2 4-plusPhases/Competencies have been developed to support programs and clients in successful completion of this unique program. They are available on the Web Portal under "available resources".
  • Only DUI agencies specifically licensed for Level II Four Plus can provide this service, you will also see it referred to as "Track F"
  • Clients can be placed in L2 4-plusonce they have been referred by probation or sentenced to Track F. If a client wants to start before a court/probation requirement, they can only do so if they agree to all the requirements of the program. Financial assistance is not available from probation until clients are on probation.
  • L2 4-plus clients have additional screenings/assessment required beyond the minimum areas OBH requires for all behavioral health programs. So remember to screen/assess for cognitive functioning, TBI, ACES, grief & loss and co-occurring mental health issues. The assessment process should take place over multiple appointments.

2. THE 15TH ANNUAL REGIONAL DUI TRAINING

This was the fifteenth year of OBH's Regional Impaired Driving (DUI) Treatment Training. Attendees received updates and training on OBH rules and policies as well as information about best practices. The training theme this year was "Getting Beyond The DUI" and looking at innovative approaches to working with impaired drivers, focusing on "the person" not the offense. Discussion topics included individualizing DUI curricula, taking a fresh look at assessment and service planning, collaborating, and implementing Level II Four Plus-the new level of treatment for individuals with four or more DUIs. There was a lunch-time presentation by the Division of Motor Vehicles about driver's license issues.
 
The one-day training was offered in several different regions of the state: Colorado Springs, Loveland, Lakewood, Durango and Grand Junction. Approximately 350 individuals attended the state-wide trainings. Many attendees expressed appreciation for this annual training, the information provided and the networking opportunities.
 
Next year will highlight the 40th anniversary of the ADDS program with special probation-related content.

3. DUI CURRICULUM TRAINING

July 1 starts our new fiscal year. There will be four Driving With Care trainings and four Interlock Enhancement Counseling trainings this fiscal year. Look for a schedule to be released later this summer.

4. TREATMENT DIRECTORY

LADDERS is the only directory available now for treatment providers. Access LADDERS at: https://www.colorado.gov/ladders

5. ASSESSMENT

Reminder - the "evaluation" done by probation evaluators does NOT qualify as a clinical assessment that treatment providers are required to complete at the time of client admission. The probation evaluation is considered a differential screening and is not comprehensive enough to capture all the OBH required areas of assessment as outlined in rule 21.190.3.
 
Assessments continue over the course of treatment and must be reviewed and updated when there is a change in client condition/level of care, or at minimum every six months.

6. PLACEMENT

Reminder - DUI clients can be placed without a court order or referral from probation using the placement guidelines established by OBH. Level II Four Plus is the only exception to this - see below.

7. SERVICE PLAN

Reminder - a service plan must be formulated TO ADDRESS THE IMMEDIATE NEEDS of the individual within 24-hours of assessment. A COMPREHENSIVE assessment must then be completed within 14-days after assessment for an outpatient level of care. For DUI clients doing both education and therapy, BOTH the assessment and service plan must be updated at the onset of therapy and a minimum of every 6 months thereafter.
 
Service plans and reviews must have goals based on assessment and contain specific, measurable, attainable objectives that relates to the goals and have realistic expected dates of achievement (SMART).

8. CLINICAL SUPERVISION

  • The supervisee and supervisor are responsible for keeping complete supervision records. Licensed providers are responsible for maintaining documentation that counselors are being appropriately supervised.
  • Duties of the clinical supervisor include:
    • Documented observation of the supervisee's clinical practice by the supervisor
    • Monitoring of the supervisee\'s clinical practice to verify that the services being provided to individuals meet generally accepted standards of practice for addiction counselors
    • Review of individual charts maintained by the supervisee for accuracy, completeness, and timeliness
    • Keeping and maintaining records documenting supervision that meets the generally accepted standards of practice
DUI NEWS: MARCH & APRIL 2018

1. INTERLOCK EDUCATION & COUNSELING

 
OBH Ignition Interlock Education and Treatment Policy applies to ALL DUI programs (click HERE for policy)

The policy includes requirements for DUI programs to:

  • Screen all DUI clients for interlock requirements
  • Provide education about the interlock device and requirements in all DUI education programs
  • Clients with an interlock installed shall be advised of, and encouraged to participate in, interlock counseling
  • DUI licensed agencies shall provide interlock counseling (Interlock Enhancement Counseling) at each licensed site, or make it available through referral to another local DUI agency that provides this service
  • Each DUI licensed site shall have at least one current counselor trained in Interlock Enhancement Counseling, though it is recommended that all DUI counselors receive this free, one-day training.
  • Also, if a client is required to take Level II Four Plus, they must complete IEC if they have an interlock
Only two more Interlock Enhancement Counseling trainings are scheduled this fiscal year (click HERE for flyer):
  • April 16 in Colorado Springs and May 21 in Loveland - REGISTER NOW - cidre@comcast.net or 303-442-5780
 

2. DUI CURRICULUM TRAINING

 
Formal training is required when facilitating DUI services using one of these curricula.
 

3. SPECIALIZED DUI RESOURCES

DUI Resources provided by Anjali Nandi:

  • Group Facilitation Skills Training: For experienced DUI counselors who are interested in strategies to liven up their groups and deal with difficult clients - May 9 in Colorado Springs, May 14 in Grand Junction. Please follow this link, https://goo.gl/forms/hLrCXL81p57jni3S2 for registration
  • Service Planning: Half day training. Learn how to make service planning easier and more meaningful - May 15 in Grand Junction, June 8 in Colorado Springs.
  • Or Trauma Informed Care: Half day training. Develop a trauma informed lens in your work with DUI clients - May 15 in Grand Junction, June 8 in Colorado Springs. Please follow this link, https://goo.gl/forms/5kPvNS7wk37ZvNLG3 , for registration in either Service Planning or Trauma Informed Care. If you wish to attend multiple sessions submit a form for each session.
 

4. UPCOMING OBH RESEARCH FORUM

Registration is now open for the free OBH Research Forum "Helping Youth in Need: Time to Think and Act Differently." The forum is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 17 at Arapahoe Community College. Learn different ways to support high risk youth or youth with complex needs.

Visit the the OBH Workforce Development page to follow upcoming OBH training events.

 

5. LEVEL II FOUR PLUS UPDATE

  • Only DUI agencies specifically licensed for Level II Four Plus can provide this service, you will also see it referred to as "Track F".
  • Click HERE for a Level II Four Plus Frequently Asked Questions
  • Communities of Practice (CoP): We had an excellent first round of training and networking events. There has been four of them in different parts of the state. All were extremely well attended and the energy level was high. People were in different stages of implementation from exploration to having a program running. These Communities of Practice events are made possible with the support of the Office of Behavioral Health and the Division of Probation Services at the State Court Administrator\'s Office.
  • Based on requests received during these CoP events, the next round will be four hours long and will start with two hours spent on networking and answering specific implementation questions. The next two hours will focus on assessments and service planning. Please sign up soon as these events fill up fast. The dates and locations are as follows:
  • April 19, Denver, Carla Madison Rec Center, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • April 20, Colorado Springs, Deerfield Hills Community Center, 12.p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • April 30, Greeley, North Range Behavioral Health, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

To register, please follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/a5rOJG0BsvQYI0PI2

 

6. LEVEL II ENHANCED OUTPATIENT (EOP)

  • EOP is a range of hours between three and eight hours per week, the actual number of treatment hours per week is never fixed as it determined by the agency's clinical assessment in collaboration with the supervising probation officer.
  • EOP should be IN ADDITION to any track requirement, this change went into effect May 1, 2016. The rule (21.240.82) also indicates the EOP should be over a minimum of 90 days.
  • EOP should come first prior to Level II education or Level II therapy.
DUI NEWS: JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2018
  1. DUI CURRICULUM TRAINING:

Scheduled trainings for January to June 2018. Formal training is required when facilitating DUI services using one of these curricula.

  • Driving With Care: 3/5-3/6/18 Golden, 5/10-5/11/18 CO Springs - cidre@comcast.net or 303.442.5780
  • Interlock Enhancement Counseling - ALL licensed DUI sites must have an IEC trained counselor: March 12 in Golden, April 16 in Colorado Springs, May 21 in Grand Junction - cidre@comcast.net or 303.442.5780
  • Change Companies IDEP: Feb. 12 and June 8- https://www.odysseycenter.com/ or 888.889.8866
  • Prime For Life: April 2018 www.primeforlife.org or 800.922.9489
  1. SPECIALIZED DUI TRAININGS:
  • Group Facilitation Skills: For experienced DUI counselors who are interested in strategies to liven up their groups and deal with difficult clients - Feb. 5 in Golden, April 9 in Colorado Springs, May 14 in Grand Junction. Please follow this link, https://goo.gl/forms/hLrCXL81p57jni3S2for registration
  • Service Planning: Half day training. Learn how to make service planning easier and more meaningful - Jan. 17 in Golden, May 15 in Grand Junction, June 8 in Colorado Springs
  • Trauma Informed Care: Half day training. Develop a trauma informed lens in your work with DUI clients - Feb. 7 in Golden, May 15 in Grand Junction, June 8 in Colorado Springs. Please follow this link, https://goo.gl/forms/5kPvNS7wk37ZvNLG3, for registration in either Service Planning or Trauma Informed Care. If you wish to attend multiple sessions submit a form for each session.
  1. OBH RESEARCH FORUM

"TRAUMA INFORMED EXCELLENCE": Feb. 22in Denver (and webinar).

  1. LEVEL II FOUR PLUS UPDATE:
  • Level II Four Plus started July1, 2017. Although we already have many programs approved already for this new level of service we definitely need more. You do not have to be a large DUI provider to offer Level II Four Plus, you only need to have some comprehensive community-based connections in place.
  • Click HERE for a Level II Four Plus Frequently Asked Questions
  • In order to support the implementation of Level II Four Plus, OBH and Probation Services is sponsoring several different strategies.
    • Training: a variety of half-day trainings will be offered across the state to focus on implementation, assessment, placement, service planning and clinical management
    • Web-based support: There will be several website enhancements that will include resources, online blogs/forums and networking opportunities
    • Communities of Practice (CoP): These small CoP forums will be approximately 2.5 hours long and are designed to provide practical assistance to agencies that have implemented or are contemplating implementing a Level II 4+ program. The CoP forums will address specific concerns, actual cases, and support agencies in dealing with challenges to implementation of Level II 4+. The CoP forums will be in:
      • Loveland Feb. 23
      • CO Springs Feb. 26
      • Golden Feb. 27
      • Vail/Eagle March 16 (weather dependent)

Follow this link to register https://goo.gl/forms/GbbdWnj6w5YQwcaF2

  1. YOUTH DUI:

In accordance with OBH rule 21.240.4, you do not have to be licensed for "Youth DUI" to treat individuals under age 21. You can still treat youth in an adult group as long as you address the individualized needs that have been identified in the clinical assessment. This might include:

  • Using a youth specific assessment
  • Distributing different homework assignments designed and developed for youth
  • Offer individual sessions or check-ins to make sure the youth are getting their needs met
  • If using DWC, attend the youth DUI training

It is always an option to add "Youth DUI" services on to your license so people in the community looking for "Youth DUI" providers can locate your agency as an option.

  1. ASSESSMENT

DUI evaluations done by probation do not fulfill the OBH requirement for clinical assessment. Although much of this information can add to an assessment, OBH requires licensed treatment providers complete a comprehensive, best-practices assessment no later than 7 days of admission. The assessment is required to include the 20 areas identified in OBH rule 21.190.3, D.

  1. INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

Individual sessions are permitted for DUI education or therapy where appropriate. Credit can only be provided for actual face to face time.

DUI NEWS: NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2017 
  1. DUI PRE/POST TEST: OBH no longer requires DUI education clients to complete a pre/post test or maintain a copy of the test in the client record. Agencies can continue this practice, however it is no longer a requirement. OBH is in the process of removing this requirement from 2 CCR 502-1 Behavioral Health Rules. If you have any feedback regarding this change please email ryan.templeton@state.co.us
  1. DUI EDUCATION LEGAL SUPPLEMENT: All DUI education classes, regardless of curriculum used, need to use this supplement to provide information about Colorado specific laws and requirements. The supplement is revised only when there are changes in laws and requirements. The supplement was last revised in 2015. This 2017 revision should replace any older version you may be using. Click here for 2017 LEGAL SUPPLEMENT.
  1. DUI LEVEL II FOUR PLUS: Effective July 1, 2017, agencies are getting licensed for Four Plus, POs are referring to Four Plus and clients are enrolling in Four Plus services. Only agency sites licensed for Four Plus can provide this level of service. Look for Four Plus specific trainings and tools coming in 2018! Click here for a Level II Four Plus FAQ.
  1. DUI CURRICULUM TRAINING: Trainings for January to June 2018 are in the process of being scheduled. Trainings will be posted on the TMS message board and on the OBH website under workforce development https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/behavioral-health-workforce-development
  1. DUI LEVEL I EDUCATION: If your agency is licensed to provide Level I Education but has not provided the service in over one year, please remove it from your OBH license by submitting a license modification. Complete the first two pages of the license application and send it to your OBH assigned staff person. Clients searching for a Level I class sometimes have to contact a dozen programs before finding one that is offering Level I Education.
  1. DUI EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS: Free materials are available. Whether it is information about www.noDUIcolorado.org which includes a BAC chart, or information about marijuana & driving, check out the current catalog to order information for your office. Click here for a Catalog of Marketing Materials.
  1. MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Driving has announced two important changes to their Victim Impact Panel (VIP) Program
  • Attendees who have a court case number may attend a VIP pre-sentence and without a court order
  • An online registration system is now available for VIPs
  • MADD Colorado's website is www.madd.org/colorado/ or to find a VIP www.maddvip.org